Here are Tracie Hotchner’s year-end list of happy tales.
Need a last-minute gift?
From adorable photos, to laugh-out-loud humor, plus helpful tips: these delightful reads will capture your coffee table.
Pair one with a treat from Halo: Purely for Pets. My girls love Liv-a-Littles, high-protein snacks for dogs and cats. They come in beef, chicken, or salmon, and are the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
Happy holidays from my pack, to yours!
- Neville Jacobs: I’m Marc’s Dog, by Nicholas Newbold. The world as seen through the eyes of fashion icon Marc Jacobs’ dog.
- Fly Dogs, by Todd Berger. Photos of exuberant canines bounding for joy.
- Men with Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship, by David Williams. A photographer celebrates men and their cats in a series of portraits.
- How to Get Ahead In Business with Office Cat: Meownagement Guide to Purrfessional Success, by Ariana Klepac & Pete Smith. Advice from kitties on how to conquer the world.
- Zen Dogs, by Alex Cearns. Sweet-puppy portraits of dogs chilling out.
- The Shepherd’s View: Modern Photographs from an Ancient Landscape, by James Rebanks. A stunning account of a shepherd and his flock.
- Cat Castles: 20 Cardboard Habitats You Can Build Yourself, by Carin Oliver. Make your own cat havens.
- Life Works Itself Out (And Then You Nap), by Keiya Mizuno & Naoki Naganuma. Advice for happy living, plus cute pictures of cats.
- Dogs and Their People: Photos and Stories of Life with a Four-Legged Love, by BarkPost. Anecdotes, stories, photos, and insights from the contributors of BarkPost.
- The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You To Know, and The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know, by Tracie Hotchner. Guides to good living for you and your best friends.
Tracie began her career as a radio personality with a live show – DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) – on the local NPR station in the Hamptons, Peconic Public Broadcasting (WPPB) from Southampton, New York (the show is now also carried on the NPR station Robinhood Radio in Connecticut and the Berkshires). DOG TALK® won a Gracie® Award (the radio equivalent of an Oscar) in 2010 as the “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio” and continues weekly after more than 450 continuous shows and 9 years on the air. Tracie’s live weekly call-in show CAT CHAT® was on SiriusXM satellite radio for seven years until the Martha Stewart channel was canceled in 2013.
Tracie lives in Vermont where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based, on 13 acres well-used by her all-girl pack – two lovely, lively Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda, and a Collie-mix, Jazzy.